Data released on May 02, 2014
The Bar-tailed trogon (Apaloderma vittatum (Shelley, 1882)) belongs to the Trogonidae family of birds and lives in forests at a preferred altitude of around 1600 metres, and who's vocalisations are described "a yelping crescendo". It is found in several African countries - Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Kenya, to name a few.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a vouchered tissue sample (Cat# 140150) from the Natural History Museum of Denmark, of a male collected in the Udzungwa mountains of Tanzania. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 28X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.08Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 19kb and 56kb respectively. We identified 13,615 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 13.5kb.
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